February 9, 2023

The city government of Baguio will continue to regulate the entry of people coming from La Trinidad, Itogon, Sablan, Tuba, and Tublay, all in Benguet, until Feb. 28 coinciding with the last day of the Cordillera’s classification under general community quarantine.
The BLISTT governing council has modified the border regulations, which previously required all those who enter borders to present medical certificates and ID card as proof of residence.
The new border regulation which took effect last Feb. 18 will only require authorized persons outside of residence (APOR) to present an employee ID or any document showing proof of employment or industry in Baguio.
For non-APOR, a medical certificate or clearance should be presented at the checkpoints when entering Baguio.
For inter-municipal borders, only a health declaration form is required.
The border regulation was supposed to have ended last Feb. 15.
But on Feb. 16, Mayor Benjamin Magalong recalled his executive order allowing unrestricted entry to Baguio. He has asked the BLISTT governing council to permit the restrictions in order for the city to maintain the downtrend of cases in Baguio.
Only cargo for essential and non-essential goods, logistics and delivery services and utilities for water, electricity, information technology, telecommunications, fuel, and waste management, and travelers with confirmed medical appointments or medical emergencies will be allowed unhampered entry.
Magalong thanked the mayors of LISTT for acceding to his request and guaranteed that whatever actions his fellow mayors intend to implement for the safety of their own citizens, the city government will follow.
He said he will also continue assisting neighboring municipalities for more access to testing kits, vaccination supplies, and equipment. – Rimaliza A. Opiña